The notion that President Edgar Lungu was the anointed successor of the late President Michael Sata, has been a blue lie from the outset that most PF hooligans and surrogates have been using to cheat some Zambians.
When Mr Sata was in his last days before departing this earth, he had sensed how much his boys with Presidential ambitions wanted to succeed him. There were a lot of people around him who felt they should take over from him and Lungu was not one those people; he was very far from it. Please don’t misunderstand this point and start claiming that God elevated him because unscrupulous people who wanted to revenge on Sata used this as the only way to parachute themselves into government.
For instance, Chishimba Kambwili, GBM, Miles Sampa and Wynter Kabimba are among the people who strongly believed they could succeed Sata.
In making sure that this crisis doesn’t hit PF and destabilize it, Sata who was faced with other realities that Dr Scot could not act as President in Sata’s absence, he (Sata) tried to give various people in PF like Wynter Kabimba to act as President but this brought a lot of confusion.
I recall one time my brother Wynter Kabimba even took the motorcade to his village to show his people that he was a powerful man now who could move with heavy security.
Sata realized the dangers that those with Presidential ambitions could cause to his party and government; that’s when he looked at someone who was completely empty upstairs and never had any Presidential ambitions and that was Edgar Lungu.
That’s how Sata started giving Lungu to act until he died. There was no tension in PF at all because those with Presidential ambitions felt like they have been put on a level playing field. After Sata’s death, Lungu denied having Presidential desires arguing that he would not manage with his health. I recall in one of his interviews with journalists stressing that fact.
But some crooks who were still in pain after losing from Sata saw a chance to revenge and bounce back into power after Zambians chucked them out of power (MMD).
A selfish group called Lungu and told him to say Sata left everything in his hands and they would support him. They told him that being a President would change his life as he would have so many privileges at his beck and call. That is how the crusade that got Edgar Lungu be the anointed one began and these crooks worked so hard to enable the manipulation of 2015 by elections using ECZ as the opposition UPND paid less attention to rigging.
By the time the UPND realized that something was afoot, Lungu was the President and it was done and dusted. During the campaign, Edgar Lungu told all of us that he had no vision to govern but we overlooked this important message he was relaying to us Zambians.
From the time I have know him, I think this was the best and honest answer that he has ever given to Zambians. And you have all seen what his words have produced to this to date to this nation. He added also added, at the time, the he will be consulting people around him on how to run the nation. Women, would you risk to get married to a man who has no idea on how to handle you as his wife and suggests that he will be consulting other people on that? Certainly not! All he tells you is that I will be inquiring from my neighbor on how to go about it; what if he consults an equally clueless neighbor?
And obviously, you have seen the group of people he is associating with now. As far as I know, even gassers and terrorists could be his advisors who knows.
Moral lesson, Zambians, let us learn to think and analyze people we intend to entrust with the responsibility of running our nation because our own votes can turn into a monster and come back to bite us.